March in London 2019


London is a good place to be to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Trafalgar Square or at one of the many Irish pubs in the capital. Those wanting a challenge themselves for charity should enter the Tower 42 challenge or London Landmark's Half Marathon while those not wanting to challenge themselves for charity can do some good by enjoying a teenage cancer trust concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The pubs get packed for the Six Nations Rugby and if that is not your sport you may want to watch or even compete in the UK Wife Carrying Championship in Dorking where the winner wins a barrel of beer.



Arts and Culture Events

Talented Arts Fair, Old Trueman Brewery, Mar 1-3; The Renaissance Nude, Royal Academy of Arts, March 3- June 2; Only Human Photographs by Martin Parr, National Portrait Gallery, Mar 7-May 27;  Sorolla- Spanish Master of Light, National Gallery Mar 18-Jul 7; Van Gogh & Britain, Tate Britain, Mar 27-Aug 11; Christian Dior- Designer of Dreams Exhibition, V & A Museum Feb 2-July 14; Don McCullin- War Photography Exhibition, Tate Britain Feb 5-May 6; Diane Arbus: In the Beginning, Hayward Gallery Feb 13- May 6. Franz West Exhibition. Tate Modern Feb 20-June 2; Dorothea Tanning Exhibition, Tate Modern Feb 27-June 9;  Pierre Bonnard- The Colour of Memory, Tate Modern Jan 23-May 6; The Bill Viola/Michael Angelo-Life, Death, Rebirth Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts Jan 26-Mar 31


Major Music Events

San Holo, Hanger London Fields, Mar 2; Asha Bhosle, SSE Arena Wembley, Jason Mraz, Royal Albert Hall, Mar 6; Twenty One Pilots, SSE Arena Wembley, Mar 7; Country to Country Music Festival, The O2, Mar 8-10;  Nicki Minaj, The O2, Mar 11; Dave Matthews Band, Eventim Apollo, Mar 12-13; Post Malone, The O2, Mar 13-14; Loreena McKennitt, Royal Albert Hall, Mar 13; Blue Planet 2, Live in Concert hosted by Anita Rani, The O2, Mar 17; George Ezra, The O2, Mar 19-20; Yung Fume, Islington O2, Mar 20; Amy Macdonald, Eventim Apollo, Mar 21; Classical Spectacular, Royal Albert Hall, Mar 21-24; 40 Years of Disco 2, SSE Arena Wembley, Mar 22; Fast Love Arena Tour- A George Michael Tour, Eventim Apollo, Mar 23; Childish Gambino, The O2, Mar 24-25; Respect: The Aretha Franklin Songbook, Eventim Apollo, Mar 25; Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts (Rudimental, Tom Grennan,  Take That, Doves, The Script, The Levellers), Royal Albert Hall, Mar 25-31; Panic! At the Disco, The O2, Mar 28-29; Sheridan Smith, The O2, Mar 30; Busted, SSE Arena Wembley Mar 30


Food and Drink Events

The wines from Spain, Annual Tasting, Sky Garden Mar 7; Hairy Bikers, London Palladium, Mar 9; Raw Wine Fair,The Store Studios, The Strand, Mar 10-11; Eat & Drink Festival, Olympia Mar 22-Apr 7; Wandsworth Common Beer Festival, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Mar 27-30; London Coffee Festival, Old Trueman Brewery, Mar 28-31; Whisky Live/Gin Live, Honorable Artillery Company, Mar 29-30


Family Entertainment

The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice, SSE Arena Wembley, Mar 13-17


Lifestyle Events

Baby Show. Excel Exhibition Centre Mar 1-3; Most Curious Wedding Fair, Old Trueman Brewery Mar 1-3; Music & Drama Education Expo, Olympia Mar 6-7; Sleep Show/Mindful Living Show, Business Design Centre, Mar 15-16; Ideal Homeshow, Olympia Mar 22-Apr 7; London Bike Show/London Triathlon Show, Excel Exhibition, Mar 29-31



Comedy in London

James Acaster-Cold Lasagne Hate Myself, Vaudeville Theatre, Feb 25-Mar 2; Rachel Parris, Leicester Square Theatre Mar 2-3; Bill Burr, Royal Albert Hall, Mar 4-5; Jason Manford, London Palladium, Mar 8; Cem Yilmaz, Eventim Apollo Mar 9-10; Sara Pascoe, London Palladium, Mar 10; Frankie Boyle, Leicester Square Theatre Mar 12-31; No Such Thing As A Fish, Eventim Apollo, Mar 15; Ed Gamble, Leicester Square Theatre, Mar 21-23



Sport in London

Cage Warriors, Indigo@The O2; Mar 2; Rugby Union 6 Nations, England vs Italy, Twickenham Stadium, Mar 9; UFC Fight Night, The O2, Mar 16; Rugby Six Nations, England vs Scotland, Twickenham Stadium, Mar 16; Head of River Race-Women, Mortlake to Putney Mar 16; The Superstars of Gymnastics, The O2, Mar 23; Head of River Race-Men, Mortlake to Putney, Mar 30

There is plenty of Premier League, Championship Football, FA Cup matches played in London during the month of March.  



Travel and Multi-Cultural Events

St Patrick's Day London: Trafalgar Square/All London's Irish Pubs, Mar 17




Looking to work in Australia, New Zealand or Canada? These shows could be of interest. Canada Live, Sandown Park Racecourse Mar 2-3; Downunder Live, Sandown Park Racecourse Mar 2-3; TES International Job Fair (for Teachers looking to work overseas), Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, Mar 9-10; Fresh Careers Fair- Food/Drink, Business Design Centre, Mar 13; London Job Show, Stratford Westfield, Mar 15-16; UCAS Higher Education, Excel Exhibition, Mar 25-26; NHS Career Event, Grove Building, Middlesex University, Mar 26



Charity Events

Vertical Rush Tower 42- In the aid of raising money for the homeless, fundraisers need to climb all 42 floors, Tower 42, London, Mar 14; London Landmarks Half Marathon, various locations, Mar 24; Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts (Rudimental, Tom Grennan,  Take That, Doves, The Script, The Levellers), Royal Albert Hall, Mar 25-31



Unique and Quirky

London Comic Con, Olympia, Mar 2-3; UK Wife Carrying Championship, The Nower, Dorking March 3; Great Spitalfields Pancake Race, Brick Lane, Mar 5



Interesting UK Events outside London

Royal Shrovetide Football, Ashbourne, Derby, Mar 5-6; Crufts Dog Show, NEC Birmingham Mar 7-10;  Cheltenham Festival- Horse Racing, Cheltenham, Mar 12-15



Interesting European Events

Carnival Time in Europe (The week before Lent/7 weeks before Easter) has some wonderful events going on. Cologne Carnival is Europe, maybe the world's largest fancy dress party. Cologne, Germany Feb 28-Mar 6; Dusseldorf Carnival is another fun city that celebrates Carnival, Dusseldorf, Germany Feb 28-Mar 4; Ivrea Carnival is a small town in Italy between Turin and Milan which has the annual battle of the oranges/ an orange fight that has to be seen to be believed, Ivrea, Italy Mar 2-5; Stiges Carnival, Lots of parades, shows, parties with a strong LGBTQ influence, Stiges, Spain Feb 28-Mar 6; Binche Carnival, masked parade and festivities Binche, Belgium, Mar 3-6

Las Fallas - Festival of Fire, Valencia, Spain Mar 15-19; St Patricks Day, Dublin, Ireland Mar 17

Updated: 10:44am on 5th February 2019

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This post was written by: Jeremy Cogden